Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich distillery sits opposite the western shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland. The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Bruichladdich (unpeated), Port Charlotte (heavily peated) and Octomore (super heavily peated), along with The Botanist gin. Read More »
The Bruichladdich Legacy series is a series of 6 bottles which were released annually from 2002 until 2007. All these whiskies are from incredibly old casks, and in some cases a marriage of several casks. This first release is a stunning 1966 vintage whisky bottled in 2002, also celebrating the Queen's golden jubilee.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich released in 2006 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the distillery. Aged for 35 years in American oak and then finished for a short time in Pinot Gris casks from the legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht.
A 2002 distillery bottling of 1970 Bruichladdich matured for about 32 years. This has gone down as one of the best Bruichladdichs in modern memory - a 95 from Whisky Fun's Serge Valentin (and listed as his favourite expression from the distillery), a pile of superlatives in posts across the internet and a quick 'Amazing!!' when we just mentioned it on Twitter.
A 1967 vintage Bruichladdich bottled by Signatory as part of their Millenium Edition series. Distilled on January 9, it was aged in sherry cask 161 for 32 years before being bottled on August 2 1999. This was awarded an impressive 93 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com.